Sunday, Mar. 3, 2024

2013 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Sessions

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The third day of the clinic brings some simple coursework, including the open water jump. “Unfortunately, our sport doesn’t require correctness on the flat like dressage does. We worry about correctness over the jump but not between the jumps. As I get older, I’m more and more into what happens between the fences because it’s so important,” George Morris said.
The first over-fences sessions focused on gymnastics, the automatic release, and precision. “It’s much easier to do things sloppy than to do things correct,” George Morris said with impatience. “This country’s the king of sloppy. Sloppy. I don’t like sloppy.”
A day of flatwork starts the action, with an emphasis on connection and impulsion. “There are three contacts, and the horse has to accept that. Hands, seat, leg. The biggest problem I see today is hands doing the riding," George Morris said.

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